Our team has extensive experience of representing doctors, dentists, pharmacists, ophthalmologists and other healthcare professions on instructions from the medical defence organisations, private healthcare providers, insurers and the manufacturers of medical devices. We have represented private hospitals and cosmetic clinics and defended healthcare product liability claims.

The team handles clinical negligence actions raised in the Court of Session and the Sheriff Courts as well as dealing with pre-litigated claims and providing general advice on investigations, prospects of success, procedure and costs. Clinical negligence claims often involve complex clinical scenarios and novel legal issues. These claims, which are often also of high value, can have significant reputational implications for professionals and organisations. Our team has the requisite knowledge and experience to achieve the best outcomes whilst also recognising both commercial realities and the need to protect reputation in the healthcare system and marketplace.

We instruct appropriate specialists and experts in the course of our investigations and the team has the support of the firm’s experienced Solicitor Advocacy Unit.

Our team also has extensive experience in representing individuals and organisations in fatal accident inquiries, public inquiries, and disciplinary and regulatory processes which can arise out of a civil claim or the circumstances surrounding it. We understand the interplay between a claim and other investigative processes, and the impact of its management beyond the courtroom.

Brodies LLP’s ‘experienced and reliable’ team ‘provides sound advice’ to medical organisations, including hospitals, care homes, manufacturers of medical equipment and cosmetic and dental clinics, as well as individual medical professionals.

Legal 500 UK 2017